We’re the UK’s pacesetting experts in all things geotechnical to make ground good.

Our consultancy-led ethos delivers ground quality solutions for applications including roads, airfields, railroads, embankments, retaining structures, reservoirs, canals, dams, landfills, bank protection, coastal engineering, car parks, landfill and sustainable urban drainage systems.

Ground Reinforcement & Separation

The problems: The presence of very soft ground, as well as the risk of sub-base and sub-grade intermixing to create soft patches, can cause accessibility and ground stability issues.

How we help: Our ground reinforcement typically consists of a reinforcing element placed on the sub-grade while separation applications generally involve woven or non-woven geotextile being used to act as a separator to prevent the sub-base and sub-grade intermixing.

As always, Stratec’s advice and solutions have been proven to perform.

  • Asphalt reinforcement for highways and roads
  • Haul roads for wind farm construction
  • Soil stabilisation
  • Ground stabilisation
  • Basal reinforcement
  • Roadway sub-base reinforcement
  • Steep slope stabilisation
  • Reinforcement for retail parks, car parks and access roads

Erosion Control

The problem: With the UK’s varied weather patterns, erosion is a threat to the environment as it can lead to pollution of surrounding rivers and bodies of water meaning both wildlife and human health is at risk.

How we help: Because erosion can damage and contaminate watercourses very quickly and also cause contamination significant distances from the point of where the event occurred, we can identify and deliver the right solution for individual construction sites.

We’ll protect the sustainability of your site. Simply ask us how.

  • Revegetation of slopes and embankments
  • Protection of vulnerable ground
  • Minimising silt formation/run off

Contaminated Ground, Waste & Landfill

The problem: With changes to government policy allowing for fast-track planning for brownfield sites, developers are faced with remediating contaminated land in line with the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

How we help: Our consultancy services and geotextile products, delivered with a passion for sustainability and superb end results as standard, allow you to separate and manage contaminated ground meaning safe, compliant developments can take place.

We deliver assessment to BS5930:2015 GPLC 2010 and on-site solutions.

  • Indicator Geotextiles
  • Containment of Contaminated Ground

Highways & Rail

The problems: Network upgrades and remedial work on roads create the need to prevent erosion on embankments while drainage ditches along new highways need help to allow vegetation to establish.

How we help: Our track-bed construction applications typically cover separation to prevent the sub-base and sub-grade intermixing as well as provide filtration and drainage management. We can source and supply fully approved products.

We understand the demands of your project. We’re here to help.

  • Soil stabilisation
  • Reinforced soil slopes
  • Erosion control on embankments and acoustic bunds

Embankment / Slope Stabilisation

The problem: Without stabilising the slope and controlling erosion, developments for new residential areas, roads and railways or reservoirs are vulnerable to erosion from surface water runoff (especially in the early stages until vegetation is firmly established).

How we help: We deliver essential embankment stabilisation by reinforcing the resistance and stability of soils to preserve the integrity of a slope or embankment. This is especially important around watercourses and drainage channels).

Browse our case studies to explore examples of stabilisation projects.

  • Railway embankments
  • Road and motorway embankments
  • Residential developments

Geotechnical Engineering

The problem: This vital branch of civil engineering involves the analysis, design, and construction of foundations, retaining structures and groundworks.

How we help: We assist professionals like you by offering expertise in the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of both soil and rock and, by assessing field data, engineering ways to sustainably stabilise foundations and slopes.

To find out more simply tell us about your next project.

  • Stabilisation of ground
  • Ground reinforcement
  • Separation

Tree Root Protection

The problem: Trees are often overlooked during development and, as a result, many are given inadequate protection resulting in their demise within a few years. 

How we help: We help protect against tree root damage, a major cause of long term issues, on your site meaning a more sustainable project. Where Tree Preservation Orders exist we recommend early consultation to find the right on-site solution.

Most of all, we provide expert and customised solutions for your site.

  • Poisoning of roots from spillage, or storage of chemicals (typically oil and fuel on development/construction sites) and any other potentially noxious materials
  • Damage to roots by vehicles / plant equipment and / or storage of building materials
  • Cutting and removal of roots by excavation

Silt Control

The problem: Anyone operating a sustainable construction site is responsible for making sure silt, sediment and erosion problems are minimised in order to negate the environmental impact of a project.

How we help: Our silt control and erosion control expertise will prevent sediment, ie soil, silt, sand, mud or clay disturbed by construction works or weather from flowing into nearby waterways and impacting the environment.

Avoiding the risk of a pollution fine starts by examining our solutions.

  • Silt fence – trenched into the ground to divert or filter surface water runoff
  • Silt curtain – placed in water to control, block or absorb sediment which reaches waterways
  • Sediment mat – placed in traps or ditches to catch sediment as it drops out of suspension in water

Suds Ponds & Water Storage

The problem: Land developers must provide suitable water runoff systems capable of reducing the risk of flooding associated with traditional drainage systems.

How we help: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) developed with our help are designed to mimic nature and often use installations of Geotextiles and Geomembranes alongside the installation of vegetation to help retain and slow surface water run-off.

It’s never too early to discuss your project. Simply contact our experts.

  • Flood risk inside and outside the development
  • Peak and volume control
  • Structural integrity
  • Designing for maintenance considerations

Sea / Flood Defences

The problem: As a planning applicant, you may well need to carry out a flood risk assessment for most developments and particularly those within a flood zone.

How we help: We’ll consult, advise and supply products from sandbags and bulk bags through to heavy-duty geotextile for construction works under heavy-duty revetments and remediation works

Our proven flood defence specialism is trusted by UK professionals.

  • Flood risk inside and outside the development
  • Peak and volume control
  • Structural integrity
  • Designing for maintenance considerations
  • Embankment stabilisation
  • Silt Control

Watercourse Remediation

The problem: Embankments of canals and rivers can erode and wash away due to high levels of fast water and cause flooding, silt formation and significant damage to bridges and walls.

How we help: Stratec watercourse remediation involves supporting the restructuring and improvement in the layout of fast-flowing or dangerous waterways allowing the natural growth of vegetation and introduction of wildlife.

Speak to our team to discuss your project. We’re here to help.

  • Reinforcement of embankments
  • Divert watercourses for developments
  • Flood risk minimisation
  • Environmental protection

Proven Sustainable Solutions

We’ve been independent experts in geotechnical products and applications to make ground good since 1987

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“The help and support I received was second to none…”

“…with a large product range they were able to advise on materials to best fit my requirements … and get them to our remote site quickly”.

Seamus Farrell – Bam

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It’s never too early to tell us about your ground quality challenges, we’ll be proud to use our four decades of expertise to propose the right technical solution. Questions? Just ask.

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Sam Brierley

Marketing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Midwest Contracting

Tower Group

Reflect Promotional Products

Acure Safety


Sam has been involved in over 6 SME’s since graduating in 2011, with a focus on creating effective marketing plans and ensuring the efficient carrying out of the plans to achieve the targets and goals consistently. Sam puts emphasis on being driven and results focused by eliminating and removing what holds us back so that results can be achieved.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Leadership

Giles Clarke

Managing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Quin Global

Vola Global

Orca Hygiene

Customers I have worked with

Howdens, Hafele, B&Q, Headlam Group, Norboard, Likewise, Balfour Beatty, Bam Construction, RJ Mcleod, I&H Brown, Cala Homes and many more


Giles has been working with SME’s since graduating from school. Working throughout different areas of the business from sales and marketing development, sales and commercial management, operations, manufacturing and R&D to continually develop the business, delivering growth and company sustainability. Putting emphasis on targets, goals, and direction, to deliver the company strategy and develop its people and systems.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business Planning
  • Business Growth